The effective auditor – Unlocking potential and applying soft skills

27 September | Manchester

While internal audit requires strong technical knowledge, other ‘softer’ skills are just as important. This session is aimed at enhancing skills such as critical thinking and communication as well as providing tips and techniques for managing demanding workloads in a fast-paced environment.

What will I learn?

  • Acquire techniques for managing and prioritising pressing workloads
  • Learn about general auditor soft skill
  • Gain an understanding of bringing out the best in teams so they feel inspired and motivated


  • Natalie Whitaker, Carter and Corson
  • Sue Jex, People and Culture Director, Grant Thornton
  • Graham Jackson, People and Culture Associate Director, Grant Thornton
  • Karen Mullins, Performance and Mindset Coach

CPE core competencies

  • Improvement and Innovation
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

3 CPE points


12.00-12.30 Lunch and networking
12.30-12.40 Welcome
12.40-13.20 Resilience in a fast-paced environment – Natalie Whitaker  
13.20-14.10 Soft skills for auditors – Sue Jex and Graham Jackson
14.10-14.30 Break and networking
14.30-15.15 Unlocking potential – Karen Mullins
15.15-16.00 Q&A session, closure and networking

This event has been organised by our North West regional group

The effective auditor – Unlocking potential and applying soft skills

Duration: 1 day

27 September 2019


Start: 12:00
End: 16:00


Grant Thornton

4 Hardman Square
Gartside Street
M3 3EB



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